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Stocking a Bar Cart for Spring Entertaining

Throwing a spring soiree? Stock your bar cart for seasonal gatherings with these simple decorating and entertaining must-haves.
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Toasting to Spring

To keep party guests in good spirits, the outdoor dining area of this Atlanta bungalow is equipped with a champagne-stocked bar cart. Since springtime fare is typically light and casual, simply stocking the cart with lush greenery and basic drinkware is all you need to do.

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Set a Color Scheme

When it comes to adding color to a bar cart, it's best to work with the same hues found in the surrounding decor and tabletop elements. Here, gold, bronze and mossy greens were used for an earthy outdoor vibe. In addition, the palette also complements the mixers and chilled champagne.

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Coordinate With Trays

Once several items are placed onto a tray, its lines frame the objects, turning them into a well-curated collection. You can suggest garnish pairings for drinks by presenting glassware and ramekins of garnishes together on the same tray.

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Set Up a Champagne Station

Champagne is often associated with formal gatherings, but in recent years it has become appropriate for more casual settings. Keep champagne chilled on ice with flutes placed nearby. This will encourage guests to pour their own glasses and mingle.

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